Our medical surgeon, Dr Chan, specialises in cosmetic surgery and anti-wrinkle treatments, helping Sydney residents create their ideal look. For both cosmetic and clinical purposes, anti-wrinkle injections are a safe treatment that rectifies muscle tension and wrinkling in the face.
Anti-wrinkle treatment derives from the fact that it causes mild paralysis, so wrinkles that are caused by chronic muscle tension in the face can be corrected. It does this by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, from the affected muscle to its associated nerve. It can be used to treat blepharospasm (an eyelid twitch) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) as well as for cosmetic purposes. There are occasional side effects including dropping of one eyelid, an uneven smile, and the loss of the ability to close the eyes.
As we age, some of the fullness is lost from underneath our skin – this is a form of atrophy of the underlying tissue. As the tissue volume decreases and the skin volume remains the same, the skin will tend to wrinkle up. Dermal fillers aim to restore the plumpness to under the skin, and thereby correct the wrinkling.
The duration of the effect varies according to the brand of dermal filler used and the individual response to the botulinum toxin. The duration of dermal fillers’ effectiveness also depends on the area treated – around the mouth where there is a lot of movement, top-ups might be needed in 5-7 months, whereas the forehead will stay reasonably wrinkle-free for 6-12 months.
As a rule of thumb, anti-wrinkle treatment lasts from 3-6 months, and injectable fillers last from 6-12 months.
Dr Chan is a qualified cosmetic surgeon with decades of experience. He strives to give you the safest and most effective treatments. After an in-depth consultation – online or in-person – Dr Chan will recommend the best procedures for you, to match your body’s unique needs. During the consultation process, the surgeon explains all possible side effects, leaving you well informed and ready to decide upon your treatment.
If you would like to book a consultation appointment in our Sydney clinic, please contact us on 1300 DRCHAN. We will be more than happy to discuss your anti-wrinkle injections needs, so you too can achieve a flawless face.